The Lives of Tudor Women by Elizabeth Norton

| October 10, 2016

The Lives of Tudor Women by Elizabeth Norton

I am delighted to be the first stop on historian Elizabeth Norton’s virtual book tour for her newly released book The Lives of Tudor Women. Elizabeth joins us today with a guest article… No other period in English history has been as associated with women in the popular consciousness as the Tudor age. From Elizabeth […]

International Women’s Day 2016

| March 8, 2016

International Women’s Day 2016

Today is International Women’s Day, a day to “Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women”. This year’s theme is gender parity and you can find out more about the campaign at International Women’s Day. While this day should make us think about issues facing women around the world today, it always makes […]

In Celebration of International Women’s Day

| March 8, 2015

In Celebration of International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, I wanted to draw attention to some articles on this site about Henry VIII’s wives and some other high-profile women of the Tudor period. Catherine of Aragon – The Boring One? Anne Boleyn – The Mysterious and Maligned One Jane Seymour – The Meek and Mild One? Anne of Cleves […]

Karen Bowman Talk – Bonaire and Buxom in Bed and at Board

| November 5, 2014

Karen Bowman Talk – Bonaire and Buxom in Bed and at Board

Those of you who are members of The Tudor Society or who are thinking of becoming members will be interested to know that this month’s talk is now live on the site. In her talk “Bonaire and Buxom in Bed and at Board”, Karen Bowman, author of the historical books Essex Girls and Essex Boys, […]

Her Name Echoes Through History

| February 17, 2011

Her Name Echoes Through History

Anne Boleyn is most certainly one of history’s most famous people. Of course her name echoes through history; she was a magnetic, charming and intelligent woman centuries ahead of her time. Her life and death changed the world as we know it. Absolutely amazing how a woman, less than a person in those times, could […]

Did Anne Boleyn Change History?

| February 17, 2011

Did Anne Boleyn Change History?

Anne Boleyn has fascinated the masses for close to five hundred years. In her short life, she captured the heart of a king, helped to bring about great religious reform, and died an innocent woman, the victim of the charms that gave her the key to the crown in the first place. Even today she […]

Celebrating The Six Wives and Tudor Women

| March 8, 2010

Celebrating The Six Wives and Tudor Women

As today is International Women’s Day, I thought it would be good to look at the women I’ve come across in my research into Anne Boleyn and Tudor times and to celebrate their lives. These women inspire us so much – whether they give us creative inspiration, act as role models or just feed our […]